Apple defends controversial new MacBook Pro design

MacBook Pro
(Image credit: Apple/Future owns)

Apple may have announced new AirPods, HomePods and, you know, a whole new laptop last week, but there's still one thing everyone's talking about. Why yes, we are indeed talking about the notch. Apple saw fit to take the most controversial iPhone design feature and slap it on the MacBook – and it certainly got people talking.

But now, Apple has stepped into the debate to declare that the notch is actually really, very, extremely "smart". The company has defended the new design on a tech podcast, and, well, the rationale is very Apple. But will it be enough to convince sceptical users? (Check out the best Apple deals if you're in the market for new gear.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.